• Email is the best mode of communication. 

    Please email me at:



    Parentsquare is also another option: please download the app for your device. This can also be accessed on a web browser.


    • Can my student wear Crocs for PE?

    NO thank you. Crocs are not supportive and "sport mode" doesn't actually work. Students need athletic shoes that they won't slip out of. 


    • Is my student allowed to take off their shoes in PE?

    NO thank you. Students must keep their shoes on at all times.

    • Where can my student dress for PE?

    Hercules Middle uses locker rooms for changing into and out of PE uniforms. Please contact the teacher for further questions.

    • What is being graded?

    All Running, Stretches, Workouts, and Activities are graded in 10 points for the day. Points are deducted for not completing any of these movement assignments. These points can not be made up.

    Points are also deducted for Non-suits. These points can be made up at Fitness Fridays.

    • What do I do if I need to contact my student?

    Please contact the Main Office for emergencies or dropping off items or picking up students or confirming bell schedule. I have a walkie talkie so the Main Office personnel can contact me to get your student. Students can not leave the class until an adult is confirmed on campus.

    •  Where can I find information about my student's behavior?

    I will put Comments in Powerschool for that day's assignment. There is a Comment bubble that appears on the grade and on the assignment. All grades will be on Powerschool. I will also email you with persistent behavior. You are more than welcome to ask for updates too.

    • Can my student eat lunch during Detention?

    YES! The procedure is for students to get their lunch and THEN come to the Gym for detention. 

    • What safety precautions are in place in PE?

    Water bottle refilling stations are available near PE areas. Outside temperatures 85° or above will result in classes moving inside or into shade or extremely modified depending on space available. The same will happen for extreme cold temperatures.

    Here are a few tips to help you understand my grading and point entry in PowerSchool:

    Movement Points - 75% of the total grade  

    When looking at your child’s report you will see how many points they earned each day.  

    Written Assignments - 25% of the total grade   

    Written assignments or projects will be graded in this category. 

    • You can call the Main Office for your Powerschool log-in information.

      What do I do if my student is absent?

    In the case of an EXCUSED ABSENCE, a note or email from an adult including the student’s name, parent/guardian name, reason for absence, and date(s) to be excused must be brought to the teacher upon return to class. The student will need to make arrangements to make-up any missed fitness tests within one (1) week of the absence. 

    All Make-Up assignments are on Google Classroom. One assignment counts for all absences in the week. Assignments posted weekly.

    If a student is injured or ill and unable to participate in Physical Education, they must bring a note from their adult or doctor to be excused. Students will be given alternative written assignments or I will modify their movement.

    Notes/emails from parents/guardians are expire after 2 days. Injuries more than 2 days need a doctor's note/email.

    Notes must include:


    o    Student’s FIRST and LAST NAME

    o    DATE(S) to be excused and DATE ISSUED





    o    A parent note is good for 2 days (must be specified on the note) and after that a doctor’s note is required.

    The note is due the day of non-participation.


    o    Student will be excused from participating in physical activity. An alternative assignment will be given. It is the STUDENT’s responsibility to get the assignment from the teacher on a daily basis at the beginning of class.

     If the students should miss any fitness tests during their time of injury or illness then they will need to make arrangements with the teacher to make up the test after school.  

    If your child has asthma, please make sure that it is noted on their emergency card at the office.  If they need to carry an inhaler, then there is an additional form to be completed at the office.  Please see the main office staff for more information on this.

    Students are expected to run and participate in vigorous activity on a daily basis.  Please make sure that they are prepared with their essential needs - inhaler if they have one and extra water.

    In the event that a child's asthma is acting up, please contact the teacher and an alternative assignment will be given for the day.

    This school year we are using the PE locker rooms. If a PE uniform is not purchased, then students may wear black, blue or gray shorts and shirts. Shirts and shorts must be plain. Athletic shoes that can get beat up and dirtied are required. 

    The Titan Physical Education Uniform is strongly encouraged & may be purchased from the office manager.

    Running laps or activity



    Possibly more running


     What happens when it rains or low air quality days?  

    This year three PE classes will run simultaneously and we have one gym.  On rainy days there are options: 1) all classes will be in the gym and generally participate in a structured activity together. 2) just our class doing "classroom" type activities in a classroom.  3) physical or "classroom" activities in the Cafeteria.

    How can I help PE and/or Dance?

    I have an AMAZON Wishlist! Any contribution is extremely appreciated!